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post #4756 of 5422 Old 03-10-2013, 12:53 PM
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Have you looked at the steering shaft from the column to the box? Mine has a little slop in the "u-joint" of it - it is basically just a metal block with pins in the "yokes" of the shaft that go in holes of the block. And if you ever melted the plastic in the telescoping part, unless you somehow bolted/pinned it or secured it I had some slop in the slip part til until it rusted solid again.


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post #4757 of 5422 Old 03-10-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Have you looked at the steering shaft from the column to the box? Mine has a little slop in the "u-joint" of it - it is basically just a metal block with pins in the "yokes" of the shaft that go in holes of the block. And if you ever melted the plastic in the telescoping part, unless you somehow bolted/pinned it or secured it I had some slop in the slip part til until it rusted solid again.
Thanks for the thought, Rick. That's not the culprit... the U-Joint is new. Shaft was separated, cleaned, and reinstalled during the column rebuild. No slop there either. I know the gear box is causing an issue. I just don't know how much is related to it and how much may be related to caster? But I will know the answer within a week or so.

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post #4758 of 5422 Old 03-11-2013, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the new gear box this evening when I got home from work. Clay had it mostly ready to go. Looked great in the box. Loosely mounted up the brackets. Installed it on the Jeep. Tightened up the brackets, and one of the side bolt holes is stripped! Right out of the box! This is after connecting the lines and filling it with oil. Checked to see if Clay could drive it to school for the rest of the week, as we need 3 vehicles right now. No way. The gear box moves all over the place! Aggravated! Clay has to get up early and take me to work, then go to school, then come and get me. He will have 13.5 hours at school to accomodate me, and we are out the time and a pint of fluid. Not to mention having to do it again!

#%*%!^%!

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post #4759 of 5422 Old 03-11-2013, 09:37 PM
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Well that sucks, should have went to O'Reillys !

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Man that sucks

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post #4761 of 5422 Old 03-11-2013, 11:13 PM
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Any chance to Heli-coil the hole?

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post #4762 of 5422 Old 03-12-2013, 04:58 AM
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That sounds like a royal pain Scott! But ya'll seem to get through everything thrown your way working together and having fun at the same time.

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post #4763 of 5422 Old 03-12-2013, 05:31 AM
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Good extra time for Clayton to study!!

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I think Mr. Murphy has taken up permanent residence at the Kerrdog household.

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post #4765 of 5422 Old 03-12-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Don't know who makes the reman gear boxes. I didn't pay attention to the brand. I'm guessing these would be available to all the parts houses?? At any rate, I have another one coming... be here Thursday.


Then I'm going to need a lesson on how to center the pitman arm on the gear box! And does this affect the alignment?

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Doesn't affect alignment.

Do you want the lesson now or later?

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Not now... no way I could pay attention! I'll probably call you when I am under the stoopid Heep!



Crap! You gonna be around?

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Not now... no way I could pay attention! I'll probably call you when I am under the stoopid Heep!

Crap! You gonna be around?
Home Wednesday ,Thursday and Friday, Indiana with the Jeep on Saturday, work on Sunday.

Not much to it. Mount the box first, then connect the steering shaft, then call me. Make sure all the holes have good threads. :-)

Bill. And check out my thread!

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got to get that thing up and running so the blond can do more tracks in the grass ha ha. sorry to hear about your troubles.
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post #4770 of 5422 Old 03-12-2013, 10:49 PM
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Man thats some bad luck on the box Scott.
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